Denver board chooses new superintendent

Jan. 9, 2009
District's chief operating officer will be promoted to top job

Denver Public Schools board members have named Tom Boasberg as their sole finalist to run the 75,000-student district and have scheduled a vote on Jan. 22 to officially name him superintendent. Boasberg, 44, the district's chief operating officer since May 2007, was seen as the top contender to replace Michael Bennet, who has been appointed to follow Ken Salazar in the U.S. Senate.
To read The Rocky Mountain News article, click here.

EARLIER: Denver Public Schools Superintendent Michael Bennet, who has never held elected office, is Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter's pick to fill a soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat. Bennet's appointment will be official after U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar is confirmed as secretary of interior, a move expected later this month. At 44, Bennet would be the youngest senator in the upcoming session.To read The Denver Post article, click here.

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